Sidechain Functionality with 3rd Party Plugins in Ableton Live

Ableton Live 8 has native sidechaining that only works with the native Compressor plugin or any other possible Max4Live devices. Steinberg’s VST3 specifications include functionality for VST3 compatible plugins to allow external sidechain signals but Live does not yet support the VST3 protocol. In this tutorial I will explain how to set up a third …

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Exporting Your Mixes for Disc-at-once Gapless CD Authoring – Part 2

In Part 1, we examined one way of preparing a mix for Disc-at-once gapless CD authoring. We exported our mix from Ableton Live. Then, we imported the mix into Sony Sound forge 10 and used the software’s professional tools to author a professional CD ready for sending it as a premaster to a duplication house, …

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Exporting Your Mixes for Disc-at-once Gapless CD Authoring – Part 1

Let’s say you created your mix in your favorite sequencing software. You’ve laid out all tracks with crossfades, filter and effects automation and you would like to burn the results onto a CD for distributing to record labels, duplication houses or your friends. I am going to show you a great, streamlined way of achieving …

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How to Create Custom Traktor Pro Mappings for Numark Omni Control

With the plethora of free and paid plugins currently available on the market, chances are that you already have access to a few of them. It might get intimidating trying to organize these plugins in a logical and understandable structure in your hard drive. Ableton Live has some nice organizational features that can make your …

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Multimixing

It’s true that long mixing sessions can create a degree of ear fatigue. That can lead to a number of undesirable things like making bad mixing decisions. It’s always a good idea to take small breaks to clear up and relax your ears. On top of that, there are various monitoring plugins or spectrum analyzers …

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Enhance your Ableton Live Experience with MIDI Remote Scripting

In this quick tip, I am going to show you a great MIDI remote script which I found that can greatly enhance your Ableton Live experience both during production and live performance. MIDI Scripts are compiled Python scripts that provide custom support for various MIDI controllers by allowing you to map MIDI note, Control Change …

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Side Chain Compression in Ableton Live 8 – Part 1

Up to Ableton Live version 6, the software didn’t include a compressor device with side chain input. Ableton Live 7 onwards introduced the new side chain enabled native compressor. The resulting effect is also called “ducking” and in this two-part tutorial we are going to explore it’s uses and demonstrate how his method can assist …

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